O when shall we sweetly remove

O when shall we sweetly remove

Author: Charles Wesley
Published in 57 hymnals

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1 Oh, when shall we sweetly remove,
Oh, when shall we enter our rest,--
Return to the Zion above,
The mother of spirits distressed;--
That city of God the great King,
Where sorrow and death are no more,
Where saints our Immanuel sing,
And cherub and seraph adore?

2 But angels themselves can not tell
The joys of that holiest place,
Where Jesus is pleased to reveal
The light of his heavenly face:
When, caught in the rapturous flame,
The sight beatific they prove,
And walk in the light of the Lamb,
Enjoying the beams of his love.

3 Thou know'st in the spirit of prayer
We long thy appearing to see,
Resigned to the burden we bear,
But longing to triumph with thee;
'Tis good at thy word to be here;
'Tis better in thee to be gone,
And see thee in glory appear,
And rise to a share in thy throne.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #960

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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Author: Charles Wesley

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d657

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d661

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d660

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Use of the People Called Methodists, with a Supplement #727

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A Collection of Hymns #669

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #477

Family and Social Melodies #d270

Hallowed Songs #d267

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Hallowed Songs #301

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Hallowed Songs #53

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #724

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1065

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1065

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #951

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Hymns of Worship #621

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d631

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Methodist Hymn-Book #864

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Methodist Tune Book #338

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New Hymn and Tune book #361b

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New Starry Crown for the Sabbath School #d44

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Parish Hymns #584

Parish Psalmody #d627

Parish Psalmody #d639

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1204

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Precious Gems No. l #222

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Salvation Echoes #10b

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Shook's Song Evangelist #8

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #986

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The Centenary Singer #302

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The Christian Harmony #d261

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The Christian Minstrel #d239

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The Guiding Star for Sunday Schools #55

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The Heart and Voice #335a

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #725

The Imperial Harmony #d202

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The Mozart Collection of Sacred Music #188

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d701

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The Song Victor for the Sunday School and Public School Use #54

The Temple Harp #d243

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The Tribute of praise and Methodist Protestant Hymn Book. #514

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The Tribute of Praise #514

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The Tribute of Praise #514

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The Voice of Praise #960

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